Strategies to Guide Your Commercial Litigation Practice

If you are new to the area of commercial litigation, or if you are wanting to revisit the basics to develop strategies to guide your commercial litigation practice, this program is for you. Knowing how to navigate commercial disputes requires that you consider more than just the legal issues in a case. In our upcoming full-day webinar, “Commercial Litigation Fundamentals” we will track the lifecycle of a commercial dispute to explore key considerations and develop strategies to guide your commercial litigation practice.

Meet the Faculty

Chair: Keltie Lambert, Witten LLP 

Keltie Lambert practices in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Indigenous Law and Employment Law. After graduating law school at the University of Victoria, she has been practicing with Witten LLP since 2004. Keltie has been providing legal advice to both employers and employees in the areas of wrongful dismissal, human rights claims, the duty to accommodate, negotiating and drafting employment agreements, and implementing best practices in the workplace for over 10 years. Read more…


Paul G. Chiswell, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP

Paul’s practice focuses on complex, high-stakes corporate and commercial litigation. Paul has appeared before trial and appellate courts in Alberta and the Supreme Court of Canada, and other tribunals, including the Alberta Securities Commission and the Law Society of Alberta. Paul was called to the Alberta bar in 2011 and was named in Best Lawyers in Canada as a recommended lawyer in the area of Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2022. Read more…

Tommy Gelbman, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP 

Tommy litigates complex, high-stakes corporate disputes, predominantly in the natural resources, petrochemical and financial services industries. He has extensive experience in judicial review and appeals of government decision making, tax dispute resolution, indigenous litigation and disputes arising from M&A transactions, joint ventures and other complex commercial arrangements. Tommy regularly argues cases in jurisdictions across Canada, in both the provincial superior courts and the federal courts system. Read more…

Kerry R. Gellrich, North & Company LLP

Kerry’s focus is litigation and she loves that every case and client is different which requires her to help each of them formulate an effective litigation strategy. As one of the partners at North & Company, Kerry is proud of the team atmosphere that has always been present at the firm. Kerry is also very involved with the community and legal industry. Kerry is actively involved with the Justicia Project which focuses on equal opportunities for men and women in legal practice and is the Editor of the Barrister Magazine. Read more… 

Benjamin J. Kormos, Walsh LLP 

Ben is a partner at Walsh and a hard-working member of a wide variety groups and organisations, and a philanthropist. His practice is focused primarily on estate, wills and trust litigation, and commercial litigation, and he is an arbitrator and meditator for parties in those matters. Despite all that – and an impressive shoe collection – Ben dances with his mind and his ready wit, not his feet. Read more…

Allison Kuntz, Stikeman Elliott LLP

Allison Kuntz is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. With more than 15 years of experience, she regularly advises sophisticated clients in high-stakes disputes before courts and arbitral tribunals across Canada. Fiercely committed to her clients, Allison is focused on resolving each dispute efficiently and with business interests at the forefront. Her extensive experience with commercial litigation, and in both domestic and international arbitration ensures that clients can pursue the most appropriate avenue for each dispute. Read more…

Alice M.L. Wong, Miller Thomson LLP

Alice Wong practices civil litigation, focusing primarily on construction and insurance litigation. She has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta and the Court of Queen’s Bench in Manitoba, and is experienced in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, judicial dispute resolution, and negotiated settlements. Read more…

  • Client relationship management in commercial litigation
  • Pre-litigation considerations and strategies
  • Discovering and managing your case
  • Witness management (including both lay and expert witnesses)
  • ADR considerations in commercial disputes
  • Other considerations in commercial litigation matters
Webinar Details

Date: February 8, 2022

Time:  9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Price:  $395 + GST

Registration is open | Can’t make the whole day?

Webinar registration for Commercial Litigation Fundamentals includes access to the recordings so you can watch on-demand and at your convenience.


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